Producers Guild Makes Movie Nominations

Following in the footsteps of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America revealed 10 films, instead of the traditional five, when it announced its nominees for its top movie award today.

For the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA recognized the films Avatar, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Star Trek, Up, and Up in the Air.

With science-fiction playing well with the PGA, it leaves out the Meryl Streep hits Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated, the box-office bust Nine and little indies like A Serious Man, A Single Man and Crazy Heart.

In the documentary category, the nominees are Burma VJ, The Cove, Sergio and Soundtrack for a Revolution.

For its David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award, which recognizes TV movies and mini-series, the PGA has nominated Georgia O’Keefe, Grey Gardens, Little Dorrit, Prayers for Bobby, The Prisoner and Taking Chance.

Of all the nominees, Up is the only double nominee as it is also picked up a nomination for the PGA’s animated film award. It’s competition in that race includes 9, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Princess and the Frog.

The awards will be presented Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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